Robust Process Development and Scientific Molding

Theory and Practice

As I was being exposed to the techniques of Scientific Molding and Design of Experiments (DOE), I realized that some of these techniques were not fully understood and there was a general lacking of this knowledge in the industry.
The field was relatively young and although there were pioneers such as the engineers from RJG and Mr. Bozzelli a lot of work still needed to be done. I took it up to research into these and further understand the concepts.
Once I started teaching these in my seminars, the attendees wanted a detailed handy reference that they could refer to at any time rather than the seminar binder. They thought the insight was very valuable and such reference
material could also be shared with others. At the same time I was getting a lot of calls and emails about understanding the science. I happened to meet the editor of Hanser Publications at the NPE show in 2004 and ended up
signing a contract. After 4 VERY LONG years, after a LOT of personal sacrifice, I was finally able to deliver the first edition of the book in 2010. It was one of the most satisfying moments in my life when the UPS driver
delivered the book to me in the fall of 2010.As the book gained popularity, demand for more material led me to writing the second edition. The book has become one of the best sellers for Hanser Publications.
Thank You to all of you!

Here are some of the additions to the second edition:

  • Optimization of pack and hold times for hot runners and valve gated molds
  • Further explanations in polymer rheology with references and photographs of, for example Fountain Flow.
  • Better understanding of all the 11 + 2 plastic molding parameters
  • Expansion on the Process Development Part 1 – The 6 Step Study
  • Expansion on the Process Development part 2 – Design of Experiements
  • Factor Selection for Design of Experiments – Which ones to use and why?
  • Defect troubleshooting guide.
  • A complete new chapter of Quality Concepts – Understanding variation, What is Cp, Cpk? and so on.
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